Space Jam: A New Legacy is the next Warner Bros. movie to be released in theaters and on HBO Max on the same day. The movie is directed by Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) and stars LeBron James alongside Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, and the rest of the Looney Tunes crew.
“Space Jam,” and now LeBron James will star in the 2021 version titled “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”While the movie is often referred to as Space Jam 2, it’s actually not a sequel to the original film as “everyone involved is quick” to point out. Although Warner Bros. did attempt several different variants of a sequel to the original film. The company initially tried an actual sequel, but Jordan wasn’t interested in it.
|Movie Name||Space Jam A New Legacy|
|Date Time||July 16, 2021|
|Director||Malcolm D. Lee|
|Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler, Terence Nance, Jesse Gordon, Celeste Ballard|
Space Jam: A New Legacy will stream exclusively on HBO Max, with a simultaneous in-theater debut. If you want to watch, you can subscribe to HBO Max for $14.99 per month, or cut that down to $9.99 for an ad-based subscription. You can use HBO Max on your desktop, as well as via Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Playstation 4, Samsung TV, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S devices. You may also be able to purchase HBO Max through your cable provider. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, head to your local theater to watch Space Jam 2.
When will Space Jam: A New Legacy be released?
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” will release in theaters and for streaming on Friday, July 16, more than 25 years after the original classic featuring Michael Jordan premiered in 1996.
A sequel to the 1996 Space Jam, A New Legacy follows a fictionalized version of LeBron James, as he is whisked on a whirlwind adventure alongside Bugs Bunny and other members of the Loony Tunes cast.
The film’s story is kicked into gear when LeBron and his young son, Dom, are trapped in a digital world by a rogue AI and the “King” of basketball must assemble a rag-tag team of Tunes in order to win their freedom.
How to stream Space Jam 2 on HBO Max
You can stream “Space Jam: A New Legacy” on HBO Max, although you need a subscription to the service. HBO Max costs $15/month without ads or $10 a month with ads. The good thing about HBO Max is that, unlike Disney Plus, there is no extra fee to watch a movie on the app that is also in theaters.
Other Theatrical Releases Coming to HBO Max
- Space Jam: A New Legacy – July 16, 2021
- The Suicide Squad – August 6, 2021
- Reminiscence – September 3, 2021
- Malignant – September 10, 2021
- The Many Saints of Newark – October 1, 2021
- Dune – October 22, 2021
- King Richard – November 19, 2021
- Matrix 4 – December 22, 2021
How to Watch Space Jam: A New Legacy
It’s taken a quarter of a century, but Space Jam finally has a sequel. We may have lost Michael Jordan as the lead of the story, but Space Jam: A New Legacy is introducing a new basketball legend to helm the saga:
Lebron James. The new film is set to release in just a few days, and while we can’t help you pass, dribble, or shoot hoops, we can surely guide you on how to watch it. Toss on your Lakers jersey and get streaming!
You may want to fill up your water bottle before the game heats up. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Space Jam: A New Legacy.
Is Space Jam 2 in Movie Theaters?
If you’re not in the US or just prefer the theatrical experience, you can watch Space Jam 2 in the theaters the same day it’s available on HBO Max, July 16th, 2021. As more films roll out, those movies will be competing for screens. With Marvel’s Black Widow occupying most IMAX screens, Space Jam fans will have to settle for the standard or 3D showings.
A New Legacy will feature dynamic set pieces and mix live-action, 2D, and 3D animation. Meaning it will look fantastic on the screen. The film will be in theaters longer than 30 days, so if you missed it on HBO Max, you should still be able to see it on the big screen.
Do You Have to Watch Space Jam 1 to Understand Space Jam 2?
No, you don’t have to watch Space Jam in order to understand A New Legacy. The film is telling an original story and won’t need any prior knowledge to be enjoyed. However, having a basic understanding of the Looney Tunes will definitely help.
A New Legacy isn’t just a cool title, but it also suggests that this film is for a new generation of fans. The film features current basketball stars as well as Looney Tune veterans: Jeff Bergman (Bugs Bunny), Eric Bauza (Daffy Duck), and Bob Bergen (Porky Pig). On top of that, it also stars Zendaya as Lola Bunny.
The film will not only feature the Looney Tunes but various shows and movies from the entire Warner Bros. library. The Flintstones, Batman, The Matrix, and Game of Thrones are all featured in the trailer, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
How to watch Space Jam: A New Legacy across the rest of the world
This live-action/animated spectacular will be rolled out to cinemas across the world – where it’s been deemed safe to do so, anyway. In Canada, Space Jam: A New Legacy will be available in theaters on July 16, the same day as it’s released in the US. That’s also when it reaches UK audiences, though it lands in Australia a day earlier, on July 15.
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